Kurt Cobain’s Collage Used For The Back Cover of Nirvana “In Utero”

Like he did with “Nevermind”, Kurt Cobain also created the artwork used for the back cover of the Nirvana “In Utero” album.  Cobain described the artistic collage as:

“Sex and woman and In Utero and vaginas and birth and death”

The collage features model fetuses, body parts, insects and a tortoise shell lying in a bed of orchids and lilies.

Nirvana In Utero Back Cover Collage By Kurt Cobain

The collage had been set up on the floor of Cobain’s living room and was photographed professionally by Charles Peterson. Here is the actual photo of the collage used to create the art for the back cover.

Kurt Cobain Collage Photo Back Cover Nirvana In Utero Album

These are two polaroids taken by Cobain of his art…

Kurt Cobain Polaroid Nirvana In Utero Back Cover Collage

Finally, here’s some awesome photos taken by Peterson that show Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain standing next to the collage.

Kurt Cobain Nirvana In Utero Back Cover Collage Courtney Love Frances Bean Cobain

And finally a full family shot of the Cobain’s with the edge of the collage at their feet…

Kurt Cobain Back Cover In Utero Nirvana Frances Bean Cobain Courtney Love

Kurt Cobain Nirvana In Utero Back Cover Collage

The back cover of “In Utero” was heavily censored to create the infamous “Walmart Version” of the album. Click photo to link below to check it out…

Nirvana In Utero WalMart Waif Me Rape Me Censored

The Infamous Nirvana In Utero “WalMart” Edited Version

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